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1 dead, 1 seriously injured in Boone County car crash

BOONE COUNTY — One person was killed and another was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in rural Boone County, sheriff’s police said. The preliminary investigation indicates a vehicle traveling south on Stone Quarry Road near Flora Church Road left the roadway, struck an embankment and rolled, according to a news...
BOONE COUNTY, IL
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Aurora man who skipped trial facing life sentence

A Kane County jury has found an Aurora man guilty of multiple counts of criminal sexual assault and sexual abuse of children. 47-year-old Jose Arellano was not present for the trial. A news release from the Kane County State's Attorney's Office says that Arellano's location is still unknown. Prosecutors say...
AURORA, IL
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The Woodstock Independent Newspaper

Maybe it’s not a ‘truck stop’

When is a truck stop not a truck stop? Woodstock found out in early 2020 when the City Council, in a 5-2 vote, cleared the way for a 4,500-square-foot Thorntons […]
WOODSTOCK, IL

The frost in September, 1995

The weather has turned chilly and I’m hearing that there is a possibility of frost later this week in the outlying areas. I remember a severe September frost back in the 1990s. We came home from a vacation to find our garden decimated. What year was that?. Thanks,. Betsy...
STREAMWOOD, IL
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Fragments of a 26,000-year-old Glacier Unearthed in Kane County

A large tent and long tables lined with soil samples along the Kane/Dupage border became an outdoor classroom for dozens of researchers who were looking for remnants of a glacier. On property behind the gas station at Route 38 and Kirk Road, a hydraulic drill reached down approximately100 feet into...
KANE COUNTY, IL

Illinois Couple Busted With $116,000 & $250,000 Worth Of Drugs

Police in Illinois make a huge drug bust that included hundreds of thousands of dollars of drugs and cash. Illinois Couple Deals Drugs And Gets Busted Together. A couple in Woodstock, Illinois gets arrested during a drug bust. What is the old saying, a couple that deals drugs together gets busted together? Isn't that the key to a successful relationship?
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Well Water Testing Kits Available For Purchase October 17- 28

While public water systems are tested regularly, testing private wells is the responsibility of the owner. The Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District and Kane County Farm Bureau offer an annual testing program. Test kits for nutrients and metals will be available for purchase October 17 – October 28, 2022. Kits need to be returned to the Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District office on Monday, October 31, 2022.​
KANE COUNTY, IL
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Isolated severe weather Sunday evening

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING remains in effect for McHenry County until 7:45pm Sunday. This is for a line of thunderstorms moving into northeast Illinois. However, the strongest part of the storm is currently over Lake County. This line of thunderstorms is currently moving to the southeast at 55 mph and...
MCHENRY COUNTY, IL
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DeKalb Township Shred & Recycle Event at Kishwaukee YMCA in Sycamore

DeKalb & Sycamore Townships have joined forces to sponsor the next Shred and Recycle Event. Protect yourself against identify theft by safely destroying personal and sensitive documents at this event. Residents are limited to 2 bankers boxes of shredding. (You will be required to show your ID to verify you are a resident.)
SYCAMORE, IL
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New storage facility opens in Belvidere

BELVIDERE, Ill. (WIFR) - Boxed Up Self-Storage opened a new facility in Belvidere on Monday, located at 1930 West Chrysler Dr. This is the first venue in Belvidere and the sixth in the Rockford region. The facility is adjacent to the FCA building and the facility will be monitored by...
BELVIDERE, IL
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Other state’s attorneys file lawsuit

Several Illinois county state's attorneys have filed separate lawsuits against the 764-page Safe-T Act. On January 1, 2023, cash bail will eliminated in Illinois. They are Will County’s James Glasgow, Kankakee County’s Jim Rowe, McHenry County’s Patrick Kenneally, and Jersey County State's Attorney Ben Goetten. Kendall County State’s Attorney Eric Weiss also has filed against the State of Illinois.
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Marian steps up to homecoming loss

Coach hopes a tough schedule will make for some tough players The Marian Central Catholic High School football team suffered a 52-26 homecoming loss to Providence Catholic Friday. Marian junior […]
WOODSTOCK, IL

Here Are 10 Pumpkin Patches to Visit in the Chicago Area This Fall

Autumn is in full swing, which means pumpkins patches across the Chicago area are ripe and ready for visitors. In fact, Illinois may be the best place to hunt for squashes, as the state is the biggest pumpkin-producer in the game, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The department said Illinois harvested the largest share of U.S. pumpkins in 2020.
CHICAGO, IL
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Update to Kane County's Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan

Kane County has begun an update to its Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan, the guiding document for the County’s bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and policies. The goal of the project is to develop a connected, county-wide network of walking and bicycling trails and facilities. The county will use this plan...
KANE COUNTY, IL
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Walk Bike & Roll to School Day is October 12, 2022!

Students and their families are encouraged to participate in the upcoming Kane County Walk, Bike or Roll to School Day, on Wednesday, October 12 2022. In its 12th year, the event raises awareness of the importance of increasing physical activity by walking or bicycling, in addition to pedestrian safety and concern for the environment.
KANE COUNTY, IL
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